Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Visit Jacobs at Neil Kelly Historic Home Fair

NEIL KELLY HISTORIC HOME FAIR OFFERS HOMEOWNERS FREE DAY OF EDUCATION, EXPERT ADVICE AND HOME IMPROVEMENT RESOURCES

From century-old Craftsman and Victorian homes, to sleek Mid-Century Modern Rummer homes, experts share tips for preserving historic properties

Portland Ore. – October 20, 2010 – The Neil Kelly Historic Home Fair presented by NW Natural will take place on […]

Beyond Fossil Fuels: A Brighter Shade of Green

By: Tom Zeller, Jr.

New York Times

September 25, 2010

WHEN Barbara Landau, an environmental and land-use lawyer in suburban Boston, was shopping for insurance on the energy-efficient home she and her husband were building in the woods just outside of town here, she was routinely asked what sort of furnace the home would have.

“None,” she replied.

Several insurers […]

The Real Value of LEED

From Sacramento Business Journal

When it comes to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified office buildings, benefits such as energy and water savings can be measured.

But gains in employee productivity and health are tough to quantify — or even prove.
It’s a developing debate over the benefits of a LEED-certified building.

Still, companies in Sacramento-area LEED Gold buildings […]